Trauma Informed Lawyering
Date training recorded: Oct 16, 2019
Trainer(s): Amy Goldman, Heather Freinkel, Sarah Reisman
Sponsoring Organization(s): Community Legal Aid SoCal, Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ), Homeless Action Center (HAC)
Lawyers working with clients who are poor, disabled, underrepresented, experiencing chronic illness or mental health conditions, or are victims of sexual assault or domestic violence are likely to find that many of their clients are survivors of trauma, whether as children, in domestic relationship or the trauma inherent in long term poverty. That trauma informs how our clients relate to the world, including their legal representative.
For attorneys working with these populations, a trauma informed approach allows for more competent representation, improved legal outcomes, increased client engagement and be an empowering experience for clients.
This session will discuss why and how to integrate trauma informed practices into your representation and use a hypothetical case to have participants practice applying trauma-informed skills at the time of intake.
- Amy Goldman, Community Legal Aid SoCal
- Heather Freinkel, Homeless Action Center
- Sarah Reisman, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
CLE Credit: 0.5 Hours Competence
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This webinar is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice, for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Further, we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any listener.
ADDITIONAL INFOTraining URL
Additional Materials URL
MCLE: 0.5 hours (Competence Issues (formerly substance abuse))
Last revised: Oct 31, 2019 2:19 pm